6 Oct 2015

Patents, Pills and the Press - Dr Thomas Owen

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 6 October 2015

The role of patents and access to medicine is making headlines, as a TPP deal was reached in Atlanta this morning. One man who has been looking at the global campaign for access to medicines is Dr Thomas Owen. His new book looks at the role of the press in the scaling up of access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Dr Thomas Owen is lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Auckland University of Technology. And his recent book is called, Patents, Pills and the Press: The Rise and Fall of the Global HIV/AIDS Medicines Crisis in the News.

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